Discussion in 'Hardware Discussion & Support' started by raptora12, Jun 21, 2002.
get em here
installed these earlier today on top of the 4.38s and haven't had any problems (*knocking on wood)...i've had a slight increase (10-15%) in my hdd performance and 3dmark bench...
whats the word on these and winXP. some say use them anyway (1.38) and others say winXP has its own built in that it likes better. On a clean install, I tested the XP drivers and the 1.37 and the 1.38 and saw no difference in numbers. In fact from XP to .38 my cd read speed went down by a few k/s (from 2097 to 2091 on sandra2k2). 3dmark numbers were virtually the same. I guess I just wonder how many XP users use the 4in1 drivers and why? did you see a performance increase over the stock XP via driver set?
normally i would be scrambling to download them, but since im giving this pc away for my parents to use, i wont bother.
is performance better than the earlier release though? caus my next board will have a via chipset too, just so i know which ones to install. i noticed new agp drivers in this one, much difference?
no performance boost at all. 3dmark drop @40 points.
For me these drivers are slower than XP default drivers with or without George Breese's PCI Latency and Memory Interleave patches. HDD seek time did improve, but still not as good as with the PCI Latency patch
warning...this 4n1 set is not to be installed on a win98/NT system...keep using the 4.38s. something about MS giving up on the support for 98 and NT systems.
They've officially dropped support for NT 3.51
They will officially drop support for Windows95 in August this year
Windows98 is still supported so I'd say thats FUD (but good fud )
I guess I'll have to give these a try on my ASUS board.
Oh... it seems to make my old KT133 look good know! The board is a GA-7ZM (gigabyte). It works great. Still know good on the KT133a (GA-7ZX-H)
most the time I wont update via drivers but Im using the 4.40s and they work great.....im gonna update to the 4.40a set tomorrow when I get home from work
i just installed those. gained 0.2fps in q3a lol
my Gore performance seems ok, ~80fps outside, ~120fps inside. system seems stable so far... then again the system has only been up for 20 minutes since installing them, did the quick install, went flawlessly. let's just hope everything stays in tip-top shape.
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